May 31, 2012

Five Teenage Volunteers at the Hospital Receive Monies for Healthcare Future

JUPITER, Fla. (May 31, 2012) –  Jupiter Medical Center, JMC’s Auxiliary, Admiral’s Cove CARES Charitable Foundation and Jonathan’s Landing Cares Foundation awarded this year’s Teen Volunteer Scholarships to five outstanding local students. 

Teenage volunteers Rishi Desai, Caroline Horrow, Alex Macia, Robert Mickla and Devanshi Tank were each awarded $1500 to pursue future careers in the healthcare field. These five deserving students accumulated almost 1500 total hours of dedicated service in several areas throughout the hospital.
“It’s incredible to watch our teenage volunteers spend time in our very own hospital and then pursue careers in healthcare. These teens are the future of healthcare, and we wish them the very best” said Dominique Kruisland, Director of Volunteer Services.

Each scholarship winner has at least a 3.5 grade point average, as well as over 100 hours volunteering at Jupiter Medical Center. Winners went through a scholarship application process complete with letters of recommendation and an official acceptance to a college, university or technical school that offers an accredited healthcare major or program.

“We applaud these students for winning this year’s scholarships, thank them for their service and wish them the very best of luck in their education and healthcare careers. May their dreams come true,” said Maddie Hamot, Auxiliary Chair and scholarship coordinator.

A not-for-profit 283-bed community medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center is top ranked in Palm Beach County by U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized as “high performing” in five specialty areas, including cancer, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. The Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers. For more information on the Raso Education Center or Jupiter Medical Center, please call 561-263-2234 or visit the website at

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